Cover

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Title page, Copyright

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Contents

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General Editors' Preface

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p. vii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

The Bert Combs oral history project from which these excerpts have been taken was completed between 1978 and 1980. A grant from the Kentucky Oral History Commission provided funds for travel and equipment used. Professor William Ellis of Eastern Kentucky University assisted me with the interviews, conducting approximately...

Interviewees

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pp. xiii-xxi

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Introduction

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pp. 1-7

Bert Combs was governor of Kentucky from December 1959 to December 1963. The only other elective state office he held was a 1950-1955 term as judge of the Court of Appeals, the highest court in Kentucky at the time. He never served as an elected public official again after 1963, yet his political impact upon the commonwealth...

1. The Preparation: 1911–1954

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pp. 8-27

2. The 1955 Gubernatorial Primary: Political Baptism

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pp. 28-61

3. The 1959 Gubernatorial Primary: Political Maturity

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pp. 62-92

4. The Combs Administration: Political Reality

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pp. 93-170

5. Aftermath

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pp. 171-204

Notes

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pp. 205-206

Index

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pp. 207-213